How do you plan to pass down your legacy when you die? If you don’t have the proper legal documents in place, the distribution of your assets will be left up to a judge. This could result in a distribution that doesn’t align with what you would have wanted. It also allows for disputes to occur between your loved ones. If you want to save your family the stress of going through probate or battling over your assets, you should consult with estate planning attorney Eric Smith, who has extensive experience with trusts and estates law. Attorney Smith assists clients with drafting and revising documents such as wills, trusts, and directives. He will ask questions and listen closely to determine what your unique personal goals are for your estate plan. Then, he’ll offer a personalized solution to match. Contact us to consult with a local wills and estates lawyer today; we serve clients in Grand Prairie, TX, as well as Dallas County, Johnson County, and Tarrant County, TX.
A trust is another estate planning document that is slightly different from a will. A trust allows you to name a trustee who will hold and distribute your assets to beneficiaries on your behalf. It can shield your wealth from taxation and prevent your loved ones from having to deal with the probate court process when you die.
There are several types of trusts that have different benefits and uses. They include living trusts, special needs trusts, Miller trusts, pooled trusts, and more. Contact Attorney Eric Smith today to find out what kind of trust or estate planning document meets your unique needs. Eric will assess your situation to determine the best course of action and draft a document based on your personal goals.
Attorney Eric Smith assists clients with all of their estate planning needs in the following Texas counties: